President Tinubu ToOpen African Counter-Terrorism Summit In Abuja


President Bola Tinubu will on Monday, April 22, 2024 declare open the African Counter-Terrorism Summit in Abuja.

The summit will be attended by Heads of state and government and high-level government officials across Africa, Ms. Amina Mohammed, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, representatives of international organizations and multilateral institutions, members of the diplomatic corps, and members of civil society groups are expected to attend the summit.

Nigeria, with the support of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), is organizing a high-level African counter-terrorism summit with the theme; ‘Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Institution Building to Address the Evolving Threat of Terrorism’, in Abuja.

The objective of the Two-Day summit taking place from April 22 to April 23, is to enhance multilateral counter-terrorism cooperation and reshape the international community’s collective response to terrorism in Africa, while emphasizing the importance of African-led and African-owned solutions.

The summit is expected to provide a platform to review the nature and severity of the threat of terrorism on the continent, with a view to agreeing on concrete strategic priorities and measures to address this scourge.

A statement hy Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, stated that the summit will also foster deeper regional collaboration, enhancing the institutional capacity of member states and facilitating the exchange of best practices and knowledge to combat the multifaceted threat of terrorism in Africa.

The statement further stated that Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, National Security Adviser, and Mr. Vladimir Voronkov, the Under-Secretary-General for Counter-Terrorism, UNOCT, will deliver the concluding remarks at the end of the summit.

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